The Chi Rho: Ancient Symbol
Is this symbol for “Christ” really what we think it is? The truth is…this is an ancient worship symbol vastly predates the coming of our Savior…portending the power behind the coming anti-messiah.
is the name by which the military standard adopted by
Note that the this alleged Christian symbol was originally a pagan emblem “known in antiquity”. What that means is that the reference to Plato’s Timaeus in the next paragraph reveals that the ChiRho, or Labarum, was a well known pagan symbol … nearly 400 years before the “Christian” era!
Though modern representations of the chi-rho sign represent the two lines crossing at ninety degree angles, the early signs of the labarum cross at an angle that is more vividly respresentativbe of the chi formed by the solar ecliptic path and the celestial equator. This image is most familiar in Plato's Timaeus, where it is explained that the two bands which form the world soul (anima mundi) cross each other like the letter chi. Not only did the two legs of the chi remind early Christians of the Cross, "it reminded them of the mystery of the pre-existent Christ, the Logos Theou, the Word of God, who extended himself through all thing in order to establish peace and harmony in the universe," in Robert Grigg's words. Hugo Rahner summarized the significance:
"The two great circles of the heavens, the equator and the ecliptic, which, by intersecting each other form a sort of recumbent chi and about which the whole dome of the starry heavens swings in a wondrous rhythm, become for the Christian eye a heavenly cross. Of Plato's image in Timaeus, Justin Martyr, the Christian apologist writing in the second century, found a prefiguration of the Cross, and an early testimony may be the phrase in Didache, "sign of extension in heaven" (sēmeion ekpetaseōsen ouranō).
Not only was this pagan symbol well known in the pagan world centuries before our Savior even came into the scene, it was associated with something that is completely ignored…and for good reason! Note the “S” wrapping the bottom portion of the verticle pole in the above picture. This is the ancient astrological sign of ‘serpens’, the symbol of the serpent healers! [See Snake Worship and Astrology]
The Chi-Rho emblem can be viewed as the first Christian Cross.
Pre-Christian symbol? Let’s look at that briefly.
The word Chrestos existed
ages before Christianity was heard of. It is found used, from the fifth century
B.C., by Herodotus, by Aeschylus and other classical Greek writers, the meaning
of it being applied to both things and persons.
Thus in Aeschylus (Cho. 901) we read of pythochresta the "oracles delivered by a Pythian God" (Greek-English Lexicon) through a pythoness; and Pythochrestos is the nominative singular of an adjective derived from chrao (Eurip. Ion, 1218). The later meanings coined freely from this primitive application, are numerous and varied. Pagan classics expressed more than one idea by the verb [chraomai] "consulting an oracle"; for it also means "fated," doomed by an oracle, in the sense of a sacrificial victim to its decree, or -- "to the WORD"; as chresterion is not only "the seat of an oracle" but also "an offering to, or for, the oracle.'' (18) Chrestes is one who expounds or explains oracles, "a prophet, a soothsayer;" (19) and chresterios is one who belongs to, or is in the service of, an oracle, a god, or a "Master" (20); this Canon Farrar's efforts notwithstanding.(21)
We note in the above passage that it begins with the oracle of Pythian, a snake deity of wisdom and healing, which we saw represented on the lower portion of the ancient chi-rho symbol, so there is a clear connection between the serpent, the pre-christian “Chrestes” which begins with chi-rho –XP, and the symbol ☧. In addition, “Chrestes”, the one who explains the meaning of oracles is connected as the one who makes offerings for/to the oracle.
Chrestos: The root of Christianity
We need to bear in mind that “Chrestos” was worshipped and the ☧was well known long before Messiah arrived.
Christ: The Greeks used both the word Messias (a transliteration) and Christos
(a translation) for the Hebrew Mashiach (Anointed). The
word Christos is far more acceptable to some Pagans
who worship Chreston and Chrestos.
According to The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, the word Christos was easily confused with the common Greek proper
name Chrestos, meaning "good." According to
a French theological dictionary, it is absolutely beyond doubt that Christus and Chrestus, and Christiani and Chrestiani were
used indifferently by the profane Christian authors of the first two centuries
AD The word Christianos is a Latinism, being
contributed neither by the Jews nor by the Christians themselves. The word was
introduced from one of three origins: the Roman police, the Roman populace, or
an unspecified Pagan origin. Its infrequent use in the New Testament suggests a
Pagan origin. According to Realencyclopaedie, the
inscription Chrestos is to be seen on a Mithras relief in the
Note that “Christianos is a Latinism, that does not come from either Christians or Jews, but “suggests a Pagan origin”.
Osirus…Mithras…Chrestos…Christ! All linked by the universal ☧ chi-rho and the snake entwined staff of Mercury & Aesculapius!
A statue of Aion from
The Chi ro [☧] became an important Christian symbol when adopted by the Roman Emperor Constantine….
In Hebrew, Chi-Rho equates to Tav-Resh. The chi rho was used in hermetic alchemical texts to denote time.
☧ The letters XP, or Chi-Rho, are the first two Greek letters in the name 'Christ's' and refer to being buried under Christ. Today the letters may be reversed as PX to represent 'ax' or peace.
What the author is doing is shifting languages…and meaning. Chi-Rho is Greek, but ‘peace’, according the Greek texts is ‘Iraynay’. AX, however, is Latin…as in pax romana, the Roman Peace.
“The Greek letter Χ combined with the letter Ρ represents the first two letters of Christ (ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ) and is the most common monogram of Christ. The sign was an abbreviation of chreston, "auspicious," used by scribes to mark a good passage in a papyri.” [Chi Rho]
Since the chi-rho is of pre-christian origin, it should be apparent that its origin could not have been in reference to the biblical Messiah. That connection could only have been introduced centuries later. In fact, there is little or no mention of any type of cross in Christian literature or art reference for the first 150 to 200 years of the common era. The two centuries of silence is deafening!
What we are about to discover is that the chi-rho symbol is subtly changed into !
Let’s take a little excursion into languages, and see what some others think.
the book Devils, Drugs, and Doctors: The Story of the Science of Healing from Medicine-Man to Doctor (1929) [available in paperback (2003)] by Haggard had it partially correct at least when it said:
"Rx is not, as is frequently supposed, an abbreviation of a Latin word meaning recipe or compound, but is an invocation to Jupiter, a prayer for his aid to make the treatment effective . . . sometimes in old medical manuscripts all the R's occurring in the text were crossed."
The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins came to the rescue, however, with what is certainly the correct answer:
“The Latin ‘recipe,’ take,’ provides the R in the symbol Rx used by pharmacists for centuries, while the slant across the R’s leg is the sign of the Roman god Jupiter, patron of medicine.”
http://www.wordwizard.com/ch_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18062[removed from web]
It is evident that the symbol, which was anciently associated the Egyptian Horus, Osirus, as well as with Jupiter, was in turn applied to the ‘saving’ attributes of the bearer.
The "Rx" symbol is
recognized by pharmacists and laypersons worldwide, but its origins may be
older and more exotic than many might think.
According to a recent article by clinical pharmacologist Jeff Aronson in the British Medical Journal, the symbol does not represent the letters "R" and "x," an abbreviation of the Latin word for "recipe." Instead, he contends, the symbol derives from the symbol used by ancient Egyptians to signify the utchat, the eye of the ancient god Horus the Elder.
Egyptian legend holds that Horus had two eyes, the sun and the moon. Set, the god of darkness and evil, stole the sun eye. The deity Thoth attempted to end the conflict, but Set kept battling and cut off pieces of Horus’ remaining moon eye, which Thoth renewed each month—tidily explaining the lunar phases. Because of the theme of miraculous restoration, "the eye of Horus became a potent symbol of good fortune and healing, later adopted by the Greeks, Arabs, and others," according to Aronson (BMJ 1999;318:1543).
The eye symbol is easily recognized as the letter "R." In recent times, the use of "R," followed by "x" to indicate an abbreviation, has led to many new abbreviations, such as "Hx" for history and "Dx" for diagnosis.
Four amateur historians have already written to the journal to refute Aronson’s hypothesis and offer alternative theories about the origins of the "Rx" symbol.
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“The sacred monogram Chi-Rho, so called because composed of the Greek letters chi (C ) and rho (R), is of Egyptian origin. According to Sir Flinders Petrie, the Egyptologist, the monogram Chi-Rho was the emblem of the Egyptian god, Horus, thousands of years before Christs.” [http://www.africawithin.com/jgjackson/jgjackson_pagan_origins_of_the_christ_myth4.htm[removed from web]]
It is clear that the has pre-Messianic, and quite idolatrous, origins. But few have hinted at the chi-rho astrological/healing connection in connection with the great serpent.
The letters xP [chi-rho], which originally predated Messiah and used to identify “Crestos”, the ‘savior/healing’ principle, may also be interpolated and offset... Px creating the famous Pharmakia symbol!
When symbols are reversed they generally indicate that the meaning is also reversed. If anciently the Greek letters chi-rho [XP] later came to refer to the “Christ”, reversing the letters may indicate a return to the “Crestos”, or possibly a reference to the “anti-Christ”.
Yahweh gives us His perspective in Jeremiah 6. The time frame of this is “at the time that I visit them”, so it would be at the time of Messiah’s return.
Jeremiah For from
the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to
covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith YAHWEH.
16 Thus saith YAHWEH, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Notice that this involves the least to the greatest (), showing a universal application, and that healing is connected to Peace, which, according to Yahweh, is a false sense of peace. Plus they choose to continue their own ways and are not the least bit ashamed of their abominations, denying the power and authority of Yahweh.
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of true worship, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Of course the Snake worshippers no more worship the Snake than Christians worship Satan. Or so they say. What do the scriptures say?
Satan appears as something good and beautiful.
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
that make Satan good? Can Satan evolve into something good...or is it just the
appearance of good?
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
The Serpent is the destroyer of faith. Not just any “faith”, but THE Faith of YahwehShua …which WE are supposed to have IN us! (Never heard of the name YahwehShua? It was erased from the scriptures! Click on “ YahwehShua ” to find out why)
Indeed…these ARE dangerous times! When men are lovers of their own selves, the carnal proclivity to protect the physical at the expense of the spiritual will diminish faith in YahwehShua as Savior and Healer.
Can the people of YahwehShua be blinded? Listen and learn!
Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the ekklesia
of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the
beginning of the creation of Yahweh;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the ekklesia.
“The shame of thy nakedness” goes right to the garden of Eden where Eve and Adam lost their covering of light, the righteousness of Yahweh, when they submitted to The Serpent. The implication in Revelation is that The Body “knowest not”, or isn’t even aware of their submission to the serpent, just as Adam and Eve were not aware, so needing to have their eyes opened! Their eyes were opened because evil was desired to make them wise. Our eyes must be opened by rejecting the Snake’s wisdom, choosing the healing of YahwehShua’s righteousness. Our obedience is a reversal of Adam and Eve’s disobedience.
That old serpent is succeeding in creating a society that is dependent on him for physical life. Giving up our lives for YahwehShua may come from our own refusal to accept the Serpent’s wisdom … and pharmakeia!
The view that
it is technical competence that places the doctor in power has been disputed
however. Others (e.g. Freidson, 1983) claim instead
that this authority and agency is based on the doctor’s ‘professional’ authority.
Doctors are viewed as agents or ‘gatekeepers’ to resources such as
medicines and other treatment techniques. More recently Brody (1993) has
described doctors as having three powers. The first, ‘aesculpian
power’, is based on the possession of specialized knowledge and skills in
practical application. The second, is ‘charismatic
power’ and is based on interpersonal skills, and the third is ‘social power’
and is based on the social status of the doctor3. Together, these
powers are seen to contribute to power asymmetry by deifying the doctor. “
A Discourse Analysis of the Nature of Shared Decision-Making in General Practice Consultations, Margaret E. Robertson, PhD Thesis in Health Service Research, University of Dundee, April 2004 [http://staff.stir.ac.uk/maggie.robertson/documents/PhD-Thesis-MR.pdf (11/24/07)]
Robertson’s thesis highlights ‘power’ and ‘domination’ with ‘aesculpian power’ [serpent worship] as a major principle. What does this mean? It means that the foundation of modern medicine has its roots in serpent mythology.
Wikipedia:Asclepius: Asclepius (Greek Ἀσκληπιός, transliterated Asklēpiós; Latin Aesculapius) is the demigod of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrina, Iaso, Aceso, Aglæa/Ægle and Panacea (literally, "all-healing") symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine and healing, respectively.
See full article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepius]
Chiron taught Asclepius the art of surgery, teaching him to be the most well-respected doctor of his day. According to the Pythian Oder of Pindar, Chiron also taught him the use of drugs, incantations and love potions. In The Library, Apollodorus claimed that Athena gave him a vial of blood from the Gorgons. Gorgon blood had magical properties: if taken from the left side of the Gorgon, it was a fatal poison; from the right side, the blood was capable of bringing the dead back to life.
Asclepius' powers were not appreciated by all, and his ability to revive the dead soon drew the ire of Zeus, who struck him down with a thunderbolt. According to some, Zeus was angered, specifically, by Asclepius' acceptance of money in exchange for resurrection. Another story says Asclepius healed people and may have even made them immortal. This was unacceptable to the god of the Underworld, Hades, who considered these souls his rightful property. Hades prevailed upon Zeus, his brother and king of the gods, to hurl a lightningbolt through Asclepius's head. Zeus proclaimed that all of medicine thereafter could only be palliative -- make the person more comfortable while they either die or get well on their own -- but cures were not allowed.
After he realized Asclepius' importance to the world of men, Zeus placed him in the sky as the constellation Ophiuchus. The name, "serpent-bearer," refers to the Rod of Asclepius, which was entwined with a single serpent. This symbol has now become a symbol for physicians across the globe.
The Greeks used the name Asclepius to translate Imhotep.
In honor of Asclepios, snakes were often used in healing rituals. Non-venomous snakes were left to crawl on the floor in dormitories where the sick and injured slept. Starting about 300 BC, the cult of Asclepios grew very popular. His healing temples were called asclepieion; pilgrims flocked to them to be healed. They slept overnight and reported their dreams to a priest the following day. He prescribed a cure, often a visit to the baths or a gymnasium.
The original, ancient Hippocratic Oath begins with the invocation "I swear | by Apollo the Physician and by Asclepius and by Hygieia and Panacea and by all the gods . . ." Scholars have written that this oath may not have been written by Hippocrates, but by or with others in his school, or followers of Pythagoras. 2 [full article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculapius]
It is also interesting that “Ieso”, or Iesu, was also associated with healing.
or Ieso (ancient Greek Ἰασώ; Ionic Greek
was the Greek goddess of recuperation from illness. The
daughter of Asclepius,
she had five sisters: Aceso,
and Panacea. All six were associated with some
aspect of health or healing.
[note: the ending ‘omega’ is transliterated as both “o”, and “u” –see “Spell it in the Greek”. Also, Ieso is associated with Iesu, the son of Zeus.]
“The serpent, the perpetual symbol of Aesculapius, has given rise to the opinion, that the worship was derived from Egypt, and that Aesculapius was identical with the serpent Cnuph worshipped in Egypt, or with the Phoenician Eauiun, (Euseb. Praep. Evang. i. 10; compl Paus. vii. 23. 6.) But it does seem necessary to have recourse to foreign countries in order to explain the worship of this god. His story is undoubtedly a combination of real events with the results of thoughts or ideas, which, as in so many instances in Greek mythology, are, like the former, considered as facts. The kernel, and of which the whole myth has grown, is perhaps the account we read in Homer; but gradually the sphere in which Aesculapius acted was so extended, that he became the representative or the personification of the healing powers of nature, which are naturally enough described as the son (the effects) of Helios,--Apollo, or the Sun.
“Aesculapius was worshipped al over Greece, and many towns, as we have seen claimed the honour of his birth. His temples were usually built in healthy places, on hills outside the town, and near wells which were believed to have healing powers. These temples were not only places of worship, but were frequented by great numbers of sick persons, and may therefore be compared to modern hospitals. (Plut. Quaest. Rom. p. 286, p.) The principle seat of his worship in Greece was Epidaurus, where he had a temple surrounded with an extensive grove, within which no one was allowed to die, and no woman to give birth to a child. His sanctuary contained a magnificent stature of ivory and gold, the work of Thrasymedes, in which he was represented as a handsome and manly figure, resembling that of Zeus. (Paus. ii. 26 and 27.) He was seated on a throne, holding in one hand a staff, and with the other resting upon the head of a dragon (serpent), and by his side lay a dog. (Paus. ii. 27. -2.) Serpents were everywhere connected with the worship of Aesculapius, probably because they were a symbol of prudence and renovation, and were believed to have the power of discovering herbs of wondrous powers, as is indicated in the story about Aesculapius and the serpents in the house of Glaucus. Serpents were further believed to be guardians of wells with salutary powers. For these reasons a peculiar kind of tema serpents, in which Epidaurus abounded, were not only kept in this temple (paus. ii. 28. -1), but the god himself frequently appeared in the form of a serpent. (Paus. iii. 23. -4; Val Max i. 8. -2; Liv. Epit. 11; compare the account of Alencander paeudomantia in Lucian.)…At Rome the worship of Aesculapius was introduced from Epidaurus at the command of the Delphic oracle or of the Sibylline books, in b.c. 293, for the purpose of averting a pestilence. …
“The sick, who visited the temples of Aesculapius, had usually to spend one or more nights in his sanctuary..., during which they observed certain rules prescribed by the priests. The god then usually revealed the remedies for the disease in a dream…. The various surnames given to the god partly describe him as the healing or saving god, and are partly derived from the places in which he was worshipped. …
“The descendants of Aesculapius were called by the patronymic name Aeclepiadae. (‘askdhpadai)
Those writers, who consider Aesculapius as a real
personage, must regard the Asclepiadae as his real
descendants, to whom he transmitted his medical knowledge, and whose principal
seats were Cos and Cuidus. … But the Asclepiadae
were also regarded as an order or caste of priests, and for a long period the
practice of medicine was intimately connected with religion. The knowledge of
medicine was regarded as a sacred secret, which was transmitted from father to
son in the families of the Asclepiadae, and we still
possess the oath with every one was obliged to take when he was put in
possession of the medial secrets. …
Definition of Aesculapius
Aesculapius: That stick with the snake curled around it is the staff (the rod) of Aesculapius (also called Asklepios), the ancient god of medicine. His Greek name was Asklepios and his Roman name Aesculapius.
In reality, Asklepios may have been a real person who was renowned for his gentle, humane remedies and his humane treatment of the mentally ill. His followers established temples called asclepions, temples of Asklepios, temples of healing. The greatest asklepion was in a grove of trees south of Corinth, Greece where the sick had to spend a night while the proper remedies were revealed during a dream to the priests of the temple and the cured had to make a suitable sacrifice (usually a rooster) to the god.
According to mythology, Asculapius had a number of children including Hygieia, the goddess of health (from whose name comes the word "hygiene") and Panaceia, the godess of healing (from whose name comes the word "panacea" for a universal remedy).
Today, the staff
of Aesculapius is a commonly used symbol of medicine.
It is the symbol of the American Medical Association (AMA) and many other
Should the worshippers of Yahweh be submitting to this ancient order, or frequent the temples of Aesculapius?
Here is the dilemma. We trust those that operate under the banner of the serpent, so when we don’t get healed when we ask Yahweh, we turn to them for help…saying Yahweh sent them. Isn’t that idolatry?
This isn’t any different than Satan going by the name GOD, or saying that “Jesus” is the savior of the bible, but because everyone says it is okay, it must be okay. If you are healed in the name of Jesus, Iesu, Aescualpius, or the AMA…it is all good, right? If the priests of Aescualpius can help you, then Yahweh must have put them here to help you, and that makes it ‘okay’!
But now, after that ye have known Yahweh, or rather are known of Yahweh, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? - Galatians 4:9
Can Satan evolve into something good...or is it just the appearance of good? Satan appears as something good and beautiful, right?.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. -2 Corinthians 11:14
Does that make Satan good?
When did the authority of Aescualpius, the serpent bearer, become righteous?
Those under Aescualpian authority must justify their position, leading in that direction, even attributing that authority to Almighty Yahweh! But scripture says…
They profess that they know Yahweh; but in works they deny him,
being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. -1Tim 1:16
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. - Luke 17:33
The worship of the this Aesculipian authority even permeated
2 Kings 18:1 Now it came to pass in
the third year of Hoshea son of Elah
king of Israel, that Hezekiah
the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. 2
Twenty and five years old was he when he began to
reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in
3 And he did that which was right in the sight of YAHWEH, according to all that David his father did. 4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. 5 He trusted in YAHWEH Elohim of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. 6 For he clave to YAHWEH, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which YAHWEH commanded Moses.
It is easy to succumb to the notion that healing is the ultimate good, so whoever, or whatever promotes healing is also good. This is the underlying strategy behind universal health care…and why it will be mandatory. There will be no choice to “opt-out”. Only the choice to accept enslavement, or the consequences of refusal. The universal imposition of pharmakia, , becomes the imposition of the☧, the anti-“CHrist”.
The call to glory is also the call to be willing to give up your life, both in daily living, as well as a final testimony to the glory of YahwehShua.
Luke Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Isaiah says this also:
Isa 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear:
What did they NOT accept?
Acts Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YahwehShua* for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Sanctified Spirit.
*Heb 1:4 shows this to be the more excellent name [Psa 8:9, Psa 148:13, YAHWEH] which He inherited at His resurrection. And Jeremiah reveals that His name that would not remembered [Jer ]. Since His prophetic human name was always in the scriptues, thus not forgotten, Jeremiah 11:19 can only pertain to the name which was forgotten, i.e. His resurrected name.
Isa 66:4 …but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
What did they choose? They chose the prophetic human name of Messiah which was included in the sin offering (2Cor ) becoming a curse (Gal ) which Yahweh blotted out of the book of life (Deu 29:20).
Back to Isa 66.
5 Hear the word of YAHWEH, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let YAHWEH be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Yahweh clearly shows that the anti-Messiah will be using Yahweh's name, but promoting a human name as the name of salvation. Many will be called and will be using Yahweh’s name, but in rejecting Messiah’s glorified name, they are rejected by Him.
Luke And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Those that profess Messiah's resurrected name, YahwehShua, will be hated and thrown out of the synagogues (yet to be established Mat ;; Mar 13:9; Luk , )
John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth Yahweh service.
Thus "blasphemy against Yahweh" is The Son, Yahweh our Savior, YahwehShua!
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast in the presence of him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
To whom will you yield…the pharmakia of Aesculapius, / , or YahwehShua our Savior, the resurrected Son of Yahweh?
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it;
and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve Yahweh and mammon.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Sovereign. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Will you accept the high calling of Yahweh in YahwehShua our Savior?
Acts Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YahwehShua Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Sanctified Spirit.
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[note: Chi-Rho image w/serpen: Romanesque carving at Santa Maria de Cóll, Vall de Boí, Spain.]